Elias Howe, pioneer of the sewing machine and a history of sewing machines in the 19th Century – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Elias Howe, pioneer of the sewing machine and a history of sewing machines in the 19th Century

Elias Howe, an inventor and patentor & pioneer of the sewing machine, died in Brooklyn, New York, on 3 October 1867.

To commemorate the day, here is a fascinating newspaper article that reports on Howe’s death, and also considers the history and influence of sewing machines in the 19th Century.

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 26 October 1867

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/18671026/050/0007

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